The Arts Council of Martin County has been a leader in the arts community since 1980. Our mission is to inspire participation in and a passion for the arts in our community. The Arts Council serves as the local arts agency in Martin County, and as outlined by the State of Florida, a local arts agency's activities typically include the following items:
- Cultural assessment and planning services to arts & cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents
- Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities
- Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities
- Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach
The Arts Council, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status through the IRS. The Arts Council is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions.